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Enge, Kitahata Picked for National Team Matches

Jun 17, 2022

STANFORD, Calif. – Redshirt-senior Sierra Enge and rising sophomore Andrea Kitahata have been selected for U.S. National Team matches later this month.

Enge will play with the U.S. U-23 squad when it plays its first international matches since the fall of 2019. The U.S. will travel to Sweden during the upcoming international break for friendlies against India and the hosts in the Women's U-23 Three-Nations Tournament.

The USA will face India on June 25 in Helsingborg the first-ever match between a U.S. Women's National Team and the country that will host the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in October. The USA will face Sweden on June 28 in Vittsjo. Australia was scheduled to participate in this tournament but withdrew, making it a three-team competition.

Kitahata will once again join the U-20 Women's Youth National Team as it travels to Aubagne, France from June 16-29 to compete in the four-team Sud Ladies Cup.

The USA will face France on June 24, Mexico on June 26 and the Netherlands on June 28.

These will be the final international matches for the U.S. U-20s before head coach Tracey Kevins selects a roster for the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup to be staged from Aug. 10-28 in Costa Rica.

All four teams participating in the Sud Ladies Cup have earned berths to Costa Rica and the tournament will serve as excellent World Cup preparation while including some intriguing matches for the USA, which defeated Mexico, 2-0, in the Concacaf Women's U-20 Championship Final on March 12. The USA will face the Netherlands in the second match of group play at the World Cup on Aug. 14 in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Including Kitahata, 18 of the 20 players from the roster that won the Concacaf Women's U-20 Championship and qualified for the World Cup will travel to France.